Daily Media Digest September 11, 2020

Funding for research on long-term lung effects of COVID-19

Western News
“… infection,” said Parraga, professor at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Lung Imaging.”
TAGS: COVID-19, lung health, infection, Western University

London team testing virtual home care system for less-severe COVID patients
The Sudbury Star
“The team at Lawson Health Research Institute, the medical research arm of … The virtual care study is recruiting patients from the COVID-19 clinic at …”
TAGS: virtual care, COVID-19, aging population, Lawson Health Research Institute

Early data shows Canadian children experience milder COVID-19 symptoms: study
CTV News
“Early research from the Canadian Paediatric Society indicates that children in Canada experience much milder symptoms of COVID-19.”
TAGS: COVID-19, children’s health, symptom management

U of A researcher studying how well COVID-19 safety measures are protecting Canada’s health …
Folio – University of Alberta
“… COVID-19 Immunity Task Force and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, announced earlier today. … With this study, she expects the infection rate among Canada’s health-care workers to be less than 10 per cent.”
TAGS: COVID-19, frontline workers, personal protective equipment, mental health

UBC’s Dr. Brian Kwon wins inaugural Craig H. Neilsen Visionary Prize
UBC Faculty of Medicine
“… of traumatic spinal cord injury,” said Dr. Robert McMaster, Vice-Dean of Research for the UBC Faculty of Medicine and Executive Director of VCHRI.”
TAGS: Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute

Parkinson Canada and McKesson Canada to Bring Personal Touch to SuperWalk Supporters
HRI Portal
“This year marks the 30th anniversary of Parkinson Canada SuperWalk, an annual event that allows thousands of Canadians to come together and walk in support of people living with Parkinson’s disease.”
TAGS: Parkinson’s disease, SuperWalk, Parkinson Canada

Canada is failing when it comes to the mental well-being of children
The Globe and Mail
“The focus of UNICEF’s latest 2020 report card is on understanding what factors shape the “health, skills, and happiness” of children living in rich countries. Mental well-being, defined as feeling positive and being in good mental-health, is highlighted as central for quality of life.”
TAGS: children’s health, mental health, youth health